Friday, March 1, 2024

New Fuse Blocks For 5 x 20 mm Fuses Offering Greater Amperage Flexibility

By Akanksha Sondhi Gaur

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Discover the versatility of these upgraded fuse blocks designed to meet the demands of various sectors.

Littelfuse, Inc. has announced the latest iteration of its 656 and 658 Series Fuse Blocks product line. These innovative fuse blocks offer higher amperage ratings, allowing electronics engineers and designers increased flexibility to cater to their precise application requirements. The standout feature of these advanced high-resistance fuse blocks lies in their capability to support higher amperage ratings, available in both PCB-mounted (656) and surface-mounted (658) configurations. While the previous versions were rated up to 16 A, Littelfuse has extended its offering to include 20 A and 30 A versions. 

The Series Fuse Blocks deliver several key benefits:

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  • Provide PCB-mounted and surface-mounted solutions for designs that require 5 x 20 mm fuse sizes.
  • High voltage rating of 500 V AC / V DC coupled with a current rating of 30 A, accommodating a broad spectrum of power applications.
  • UL recognition to UL / CSA 4248-1 standards.

This expanded range empowers customers across diverse industries to tailor their amperage ratings precisely to their unique application requirements. Whether it’s in the realm of consumer electronics, data centres, telecommunications, building and home automation, appliances, HVACR systems, general industrial settings, or electrical equipment, Littelfuse’s upgraded 656 and 658 Series Fuse Blocks offer a versatile solution to meet the demands of a wide array of sectors. The Series Fuse Blocks are available in bulk packs of 100 pieces. Additionally, the 658 Series is offered in tape and reel format, available in quantities of 400. To obtain samples, customers can make requests through authorised Littelfuse distributors worldwide. For a comprehensive list of Littelfuse distributors, please visit Littelfuse.com.

Style Liu, Global Product Manager at Littelfuse, emphasised the advantages of these new fuse blocks, stating, “These latest fuse blocks provide our customers with heightened flexibility and choice. By offering higher amperage ratings, we ensure our customers have the necessary options to meet their application requirements precisely.”

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